|AUTHOR: Rachel Harris|
SERIES: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century, book 1
PUBLISHER: Entangled Teen
PUBLICATION DATE: Sept. 18, 2012
SOURCE: my library
GENRE: historical romance/chick lit
GIVE IT TO: MS, HS girls
REVIEW: How cute is this book? It's easy to get into, engrossing throughout, and ends with a fun little surprise. Okay, it may be a little predictable, but with such a swoon-worthy, sweet little romance, who cares if it's predictable?
While I didn't care for Cat's character at first, I came to admire her spunk as I got to know her. She does grow and change throughout the story, so that's also a huge plus.
My middle school girls are going to LOVE this book! I plan to talk it up plenty, so I know it will be a hit in my library. The sequel, A Tale of Two Centuries, is due out in just a couple of weeks, and it is at the top of my TBR list.
THE BOTTOM LINE: Cute, fun, romantic, and full of Renaissance culture, My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century is a must for MS and HS libraries.
STATUS IN MY LIBRARY: We have it, and now that I have read it, I know I can get my library girls reading it.
READALIKES: Keeping the Castle (Kindl), Ruby Red (Gier), Time Between Us (Stone)
THEMES: friendship, fathers/daughters, abandonment, stepfamilies, first love
- Overall: 5/5
- Creativity: 5/5
- Characters: 5/5
- Engrossing: 5/5
- Writing: 5/5
- Appeal to teens: 5/5
- Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5
- Language: none
- Sexuality: mild; kissing, hand holding
- Violence: none
- Drugs/Alcohol: mild; wine-drinking at a party (Renaissance Italians apparently couldn't drink the water)
- Social issues: arranged marriages, forbidden romance, women's rights, remarriage of parent
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